Accident Man (film)
Accident Man is a 2018 British action-thriller film directed by Jesse V. Johnson, based on characters created by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner; the film stars Ashley Greene, Ray Stevenson, Michael Jai White and Ray Park. The film was released on 6 February 2018 in the United States and on 16 April 2018 in the United Kingdom; the film was released to positive reviews, with critics praising the action and Scott Adkins performance. When Mike Fallon was 15 years old, he worked as a paperboy. One day while hiding he notices Big Ray planting a bomb which explodes near the bullies. After videorecording and spying on Big Ray for weeks Mike Fallon tells Big Ray that he wants to become an assassin like him. After Big Ray relents and teaches Mike how to kill his first victim, Big Ray has pictures that Mike Fallon killed the bully, warns Mike that should Mike betray Big Ray, Big Ray will release the pictures and kill Mike Fallon himself, he teaches Mike how to fight and become an assassin, comes to look at Mike as a son.
Years Mike breaks up with his girlfriend Beth because Beth couldn't stand Mike's violent behavior, she falls in love with a woman name Charlie. Mike is an assassin who stages his kills as mere accidents, hence his nick name "the Accident Man." While killing his target name Archie Rudd, Mike gets a call from Milton to meet him in an alley. While meeting in the alley, Mike is attacked by an Asian assassin, kills him. Mike calls Mick on setting Mike up; the next day, Mike learns that Beth died, that she was pregnant with his baby. While at the funeral, Charlie accuses Mike of his violent behavior. Mike steals police report, learns that there was chemicals in her body, he deduces that only Mac were responsible due to their specialty in chemicals. Mike confronts Mick and Mac, they fight after Mac insults Mike's dead girlfriend. Mike defeats both of them, heads to the Assassin Bar to ask Big Ray where is Milton. Big Ray refuses, saying that hurting Milton violates the three rules: don't be angry, don't get caught, don't hurt Milton.
Mike goes to Beth's new apartment to find out why Beth was killed. Charlie comes in the room, both Mike and Charlie argue when Carnage Cliff attacks Mike. Mike is forced to kill Carnage, Mike convinces Charlie to tell him that Beth was researching for an oil company. Mike finds Milton, tortures him to reveal the person, responsible for Beth's death. Big Ray hears about Mike rebelling, orders a hit on Mike. While on route to meeting Leonard Kent, the man Milton said was responsible for Beth's death, Charlie meets Mike and its revealed that Archie Rudd told Beth about the illegal things the oil company has done, before being killed. Mike confronts Leonard Kent, but Leonard Kent told him that he isn't the one who ordered the kill on Beth, he shows a recording device to prove it, but Mick and Mac appear and kill Leonard Kent in the ensuing chaos. Mick accidentally kills Mac, Mike kills Mick, he spares Finnicky Fred by knocking him out, in the recording device Mike learns that Atal Zim was the one who ordered the hit.
He goes to Atal Zim, where he kills Jane. He kills Atal Zim, heads back to Big Ray; when he arrives at the assassin pub, he meets Milton. Mike plays the rest of the recording, which shows that Milton schemed with Atal Zim to kill Beth, which caused Big Ray to be furious and savagely beat Milton. Milton begs for forgiveness, Mike accepts it, giving him a band-aid that Finnick uses for poisoning. Milton takes it without realizing it, dies. Big Ray, angry that Mike killed most of the assassins, gets his shot gun and points it at Mike's face, but he doesn't shoot because he still cares for Mike. Big Ray tells Mike to get out of his pub and never come back. Mike leaves, vows to protect the city in the shadows. Scott Adkins as Mike Fallon, the Accident Man Ashley Greene as Charlie Adams Ray Stevenson as Big Ray Michael Jai White as Mick, an American Special Ops assassin who specializes in taekwondo as well as chemicals. Ray Park as Mac, a Special Ops assassin who specializes in taekwondo as well as chemicals.
David Paymer as Milton Perry Benson as Finicky Fred, an assassin who specializes in poisoning. Amy Johnston as Jane the Ripper, an assassin who specializes in katana. Nick Moran as Leonard Kent Ross O'Hennessy as Carnage Cliff The film went into production under LINK Entertainment and Six Demon Films's management. Scott Adkins produced, wrote the screenplay, stars in this comic strip adaptation. Ashley Greene joined the cast; the film was released on February 6, 2018. On Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 100% based on 5 reviews with an average rating of 7.5/10. Accident Man on IMDb Accident Man at Rotten Tomatoes Accident Man at AllMovie
Alien Agent is a 2007 Canadian science fiction/action film. It was directed by Jesse Johnson and starred Mark Dacascos, Emma Lahana with Billy Zane and Amelia Cooke. Rykker is an intergalactic warrior trapped on Earth fighting a gang of ruthless aliens known as The Syndicate, an alien fifth column plotting to take over the planet; the film opens with Rykker killing several syndicate agents. Saylon is a top syndicate leader, his mission is to build a wormhole portal between Earth and his home planet - allowing a full-scale invasion of the Earth. Isis is the Syndicate's ruthless leader. During a series of robberies for parts to build the portal, Isis becomes determined to destroy Rykker. Fifteen-year-old Julie's family was killed when a truck carrying materials for the portal was hijacked. Left alone in the world, she plots to avenge her family. Julie and Rykker hook up, but she keeps showing up saving Rykker's life one time. They go with Isis and her army in pursuit; the final showdown inside a nuclear reactor, has Rykker and Julie battling Isis and their army of killers in an attempt to destroy the portal and stop the invasion.
Mark Dacascos as Rykker, an intergalactic warrior trapped on Earth, fighting a gang of ruthless aliens known as the Syndicate, an alien fifth column trying to take over the world. Rykker uses martial arts and tells people he is an FBI agent. Before Mark Dacascos got the part, Dolph Lundrgen was considered for the role. Billy Zane as Saylon is a top Syndicate leader, his mission is to build a wormhole portal between Earth and their home planet, making a full-scale invasion possible. Amelia Cooke as Isis, the ruthless leader of the Syndicate on Earth, she leads a series of robberies to steal parts to build the portal. Isis is determined to clear the way for Saylon's master plan. Emma Lahana as Julie, a 15-year-old girl whose family is murdered during the hijacking of a truck carrying material for the portal. Left alone in the world, she wants to destroy the Syndicate; the film was not well received by critics. Adam-Troy Castro in Sci Fi Weekly described the work as "a not-very-interesting alien invasion fought by a not-very-interesting hero and not-very-interesting heroine."
Leah Holmes from SFX magazine gave it 1.5/5, saying "It's stupid and nonsensical, but at least it's funny" and George Tiller of PopMatters gave it just 1/10. Alien Agent on IMDb Alien Agent at the TCM Movie Database Alien Agent at AllMovie
Steven Bauer is a Cuban-American actor. He is known for his role as Manny Ribera in the 1983 film Scarface, as Don Eladio in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, Avi in Ray Donovan, the bilingual PBS show ¿Qué Pasa, USA? Born Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson in Havana, the son of Lillian Samson Agostini, a schoolteacher, Esteban Echevarría, a pilot who worked for Cubana Airlines. Bauer's maternal grandfather was a Jewish refugee from Germany, Bauer's maternal grandmother was a Cuban of partial Italian ancestry, his stage surname comes from his maternal great-grandmother. Bauer's parents fled from Cuba to Miami, Florida, on July 4, 1960, following Fidel Castro's Revolution, he graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 1974. Intending to become a musician, Bauer turned to acting while attending Miami-Dade Community College, but transferred to the University of Miami, where he studied in its Department of Theater Arts and performed at its Jerry Herman Ring Theatre where he became friends with actor Ray Liotta.
Bauer's first substantial role was in the PBS bilingual sitcom ¿Qué Pasa, USA?, playing the teenage son of a Cuban exile family in Miami, from 1977 to 1979. He appeared in the 1980 TV miniseries From Here to Eternity, he was credited in a few other early projects as Rocky Echevarría. In 1981, Bauer starred in the television movie She's in the Army Now, where he met his first wife, actress Melanie Griffith, they both moved to New York City and stayed at Ray Liotta's apartment, while Liotta moved to Los Angeles and stayed at theirs. Both Bauer and Griffith studied under famed acting teacher Stella Adler, he appeared in several off-Broadway productions. During this time he adopted the stage name "Steven Bauer". Bauer was given the role of Manny Ribera, the part played by George Raft in the original 1932 version, in the 1983 movie Scarface though he was a unknown actor at the time; the producers of Scarface were convinced that he was right for the role based on his strong audition, as well as his authentic Cuban background.
His performance drew a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1986 he had two other important roles; the first was as Det. Frank Sigliano in the Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines cop comedy Running Scared; the second was as an Israeli soldier named Avner in the Canadian CTV television movie Sword of Gideon, which tells the story of Mossad agents hunting down terrorists in the aftermath of the 1972 Munich massacre. The Sword of Gideon script was the basis for Steven Spielberg's film Munich, which follows the same storyline and borrows from the Sword of Gideon story and script. In 1990 Bauer played the role of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in the television miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story alongside Benicio Del Toro and Craig T. Nelson; that same year, Bauer took over the series lead of the television show Wiseguy from Ken Wahl for the fourth and final season, playing US Attorney Michael Santana after Wahl's character disappears. Since Bauer has made his career though not in action films and crime dramas on both the big and small screens.
An example of this is the movie “The Lost City” where he served in a minor role alongside the film’s star and director Andy Garcia. Including such motion pictures as Primal Fear and Traffic, he made an appearance in the video game spin-off Scarface: The World Is Yours, playing drug dealer The Sandman. In 2007 he appeared on an episode of Burn Notice. In 2011, Bauer appeared on the show Breaking Bad playing Mexican drug lord Don Eladio, he stars with Julianne Michelle in the feature film Awakened, a supernatural thriller touching on Life After Death, a Supernova Media motion picture. More Bauer appeared as ex-Mossad agent turned private investigator "Avi" in the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Bauer reprised his Breaking Bad role in AMC's prequel Better Call Saul. In addition, he played El Santo in the American version of Queen of the South. Bauer married actress Melanie Griffith; the couple had a son in 1985, before divorcing in 1989. That same year he married Ingrid Anderson, with whom he had another son, born in 1990.
His second marriage ended in divorce in 1991. A year he married his third wife, Christiana Boney. Nominated – Golden Globe Award – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Scarface Nominated – Golden Globe Award – Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV – Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Won – Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Traffic Won – Short Film Award – Best Supporting Actor – Crumble Won – Festival Award – Best Actor – The Last Gamble Won – Feature Film Award – Best Actor – The Last Gamble Nominated – Saturn Award – Best Guest Starring Role on Television – Breaking Bad List of Cubans Steven Bauer on IMDb Steven Bauer at AllMovie Steven Bauer's official MySpace profile Steven Bauer profile at NNDB
Charlie Valentine released as The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine, is a 2009 crime drama starring Raymond J. Barry in the titular role; the film co-stars Michael Weatherly, James Russo, Tom Berenger, was shot in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, California. The film was directed by Jesse V. Johnson. Aging small-time gangster Charlie Valentine tries to pull one over on his boss Rocco for some retirement cash, he assembles his old group, despite Sal's misgivings, they go through with it. The con goes wrong and only Charlie escapes with his life, leaving Rocco furious and demanding revenge. Charlie reconciles with his estranged son Danny for a place to stay. Danny is curious about his father's lifestyle, though he is apprehensive after serving time in prison. Regardless the two men rob Danny's boss Ferucci, who catches on and finds out about Charlie's hitman life. Ferucci informs Rocco of the Valentines, pinning the two men in a death match in Ferucci's club that leaves only Danny still alive. Raymond J. Barry as Charlie Valentine Michael Weatherly as Danny Valentine James Russo as Rocco Tom Berenger as Becker Steven Bauer as Ferucci Maxine Bahns as Jenny Keith David as Sal Glenn Taranto as Mob Collector Dominique Vandenberg as Dom Director Jesse Johnson won the Best Picture award Action On Film International Film Festival.
The film won for Best Action Film, Best Cinematography, Best Score. Charlie Valentine on IMDb
Scott Edward Adkins is an English actor and martial artist, best known for playing Russian prison fighter Yuri Boyka in the 2006 film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and its two sequels: Undisputed III: Redemption and Boyka: Undisputed and as Casey Bowman in the 2009 film Ninja and its 2013 sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear. He has appeared in Doctor Strange, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2 and Zero Dark Thirty. Scott Edward Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, a town within Birmingham, England on 17 June 1976 into a family of butchers, he is of Spanish descent. He first became interested in martial arts at the age of ten, when he visited a local Judo club with his father and older brother. After being robbed at age 13, his interest in martial arts grew more; that same year, he began to practice Taekwondo, receiving his black belt at the age of 19. Since the age of 16, Scott started to practice Kickboxing with Anthony Jones becoming a kickboxing instructor for the Professional Karate Association.
Scott Adkins has experience in Ninjutsu, Wushu, Muay Thai and Acrobatic Gymnastics. His first break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts film called Dei Seung Chui Keung. Spotted by Head of the Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and director Wei Tung and English-born Hong Kong movie expert Bey Logan, Adkins found himself in the East for the first time, he got the chance to work with some of Hong Kong cinema's leading action directors including Woo-ping Yuen, Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and the legendary Jackie Chan. Acting roles started to come in and he was offered a guest role in BBC's Doctors filmed at Birmingham's Pebble Mill, he appeared in a few episodes in BBC's EastEnders and City Central, a lead role in Sky One comedy drama Mile High followed by a regular role in BBC's Holby City as Bradley Hume, the assistant general manager of Holby General. Starring roles in feature films soon followed with his portrayal of Talbot in Special Forces and Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing.
It was this film that broke him into the mainstream with his villainous portrayal of the Russian MMA underground fighter Boyka. After this Scott had guest starring roles in bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum and The Tournament, played Jean-Claude Van Damme's main adversary in Sony Pictures The Shepherd: Border Patrol, he shared the role of Weapon XI with Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Adkins appears in the role of King Amphitryon in The Legend of Hercules. In 2012, he was cast to star in Métal Hurlant Chronicles, a sci-fi Franco-Belgium TV show, adapted from the French comic books Metal Hurlant, he was to appear in two episodes. Official website Scott Adkins on IMDb
The Butcher (2009 film)
The Butcher is a 2009 action film directed by Jesse V. Johnson and starring Eric Roberts. Merle Hench, nicknamed "The Butcher", is a henchman for gangster Murdoch until Hench takes the fall for his boss. Having survived, Hench will earn his nickname on a mission for revenge. Eric Roberts as Merle Hench Robert Davi as Murdoch Keith David as Larry Cobb Geoffrey Lewis as Naylor Irina Björklund as Jackie Michael Ironside as Teddy Carmichael Bokeem Woodbine as Chinatown Pete Guillermo Díaz as Owen Geiger Paul Dillon as Doyle Jerry Trimble as Eddie Hellstrom Charles Arthur Berg as'Loco' Charlie Vernon Wells as 1970's IRA Commander Filming of The Butcher took place in California Los Angeles and Rosemead in September 2007. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film straight to DVD in July 2009. The Butcher on IMDb Official site, archived from the original on September 20, 2008
The Package (2013 film)
The Package is a 2013 American action film directed by Jesse V. Johnson and starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren; the film was shot in Abbotsford and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 20 days from February 14 to March 5, 2012. The film follows Tommy Wicker, a man tasked with delivering a mysterious package to "The German", a dangerous crime lord. Along the way Wick is attacked by a rival gang that wants what he is carrying he discovers that his cargo is not what he was thought it was. However, Tommy beats up a rival for not paying back Big Doug. Afterwards he visits Big Doug who tells him he wants a package delivered to the German. En route he is pursued by a rival gang who wants what he is carrying, forcing him to fight them off and run. Tommy is captured by the rival gang, he manages to escape, is captured by the German and brought to see if he has compatible DNA with the German. He breaks free and has a final showdown with the German, killing him, he wishes Big Doug that the incident be filed away and they wish each other a hearty godspeed.
Tommy calls his wife about the cash and tells her "I love you." Steve Austin as Tommy Wicker Dolph Lundgren as "The German" Eric Keenleyside as Big Doug Mike Dopud as Julio John Novak as Nicholas Kristen Kerr as Darla Darren Shahlavi as Devon Paul Wu as Dosan Lochlyn Munro as Eddie Mark Gibbon as Jake Peter Bryant as Ralph Monique Ganderton as Monique Michael Daingerfield as Anthony William B. Davis as Dr. Willhelm Jerry Trimble as Carl Patrick Sabongui as Luis The Package debuted at number 81 at the box-office and made $1,469; the Los Angeles Times gave a favorable review of The Package, calling it an "uncomplicated guy's guy movie time, the screen version of the starchy passing pleasures of bar food." In contrast, DVD Verdict panned the film, calling it mediocre and saying that Austin's fight scenes were "unimaginatively produced and not much fun". The Package on IMDb The Package at Rotten Tomatoes